College of Business Awards

Inaugurated by Dean Raju Balakrishnan in 2013, these awards recognize excellence among the College of Business faculty and staff. Winners receive a cash prize and have their names engraved on a permanent plaque outside the Dean's office.

Award Recipients

Congratulations to our award winners! The College of Business is pleased to honor the following award recipients for:

  • Teacher of the Year

    2018-19: Michael Killey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Accounting
    2017-18: Elif Izberk-Bilgin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marketing
    2016-17: Patrick Keyes, M.B.A., Lecturer of Business Administration
    2015-16: Brian Green, Ph.D., Czarnecki Collegiate Professor, Professor, Accounting
    2014-15: Kamalesh Kumar, Ph.D., Professor, Business Strategy
    2013-14: Barbara D. Klein, Ph.D., Professor, Information Systems Management / Management Information Systems

  • Teacher of the Year (voted by students)

    2018-19: Nicholas Vlisides, M.B.A., Lecturer, Finance
    2017-18: Chris Samfilippo, M.B.A., Lecturer, Marketing
    2016-17: David Kaufman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Decision Sciences
    2015-16: Patrick Keyes, M.B.A., Lecturer of Business Administration
    2014-15: Philipp Rauschnabel, Assistant Professor, Marketing
    2013-14: Gerald Holowicki, M.S., Lecturer, Supply Chain Management

  • Service Excellence Award

    2018-19: Susan Baker, CGMA., M.B.A., C.P.A., Lecturer, Accounting
    2017-18: Joy Beatty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
    2016-17: Jun He, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Information Systems Management / Management Information Systems
    2015-16: Alice Xie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance
    2014-15: Barbara D. Klein, Ph.D., Professor, Information Systems Management / Management Information Systems
    2013-14: Young Ro, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Operations Management

  • Researcher of the Year

    2018-19: Zhixin (Jason) Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Decision Sciences
    2017-18: Hung-Chung Su, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Operations Management
    2016-17: Yi-Su Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Operations Management
    2015-16: Vivek Singh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance
    2014-15: Zhixin (Jason) Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Decision Sciences
    2013-14: Young Ro, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Operations Management

  • Distinguished Performance in Research

    2018-19: Kamalesh Kumar, Ph.D., Professor, Business Strategy
    2017-18: Vivek Singh, Ph.D., Professor of Finance
    2016-17: Hei Wai Lee, Ph.D., C.F.A., Michael Foran Collegiate Professor, Professor, Finance
    2015-16: Charu Chandra, Ph.D., Professor, Operations Management
    2014-15: Aaron Ahuvia, Ph.D., Professor, Marketing
    2013-14: Brian Green, Ph.D., Czarnecki Collegiate Professor, Professor, Accounting

  • Outstanding Staff Member of the Year

    2018-19: Joan Doherty, Graduate Admissions Counselor, Graduate Program
    2017-18: Helene Boldarini, Administrative Specialist, Management Studies
    2016-17: Mary Howard, Associate Director, Graduate Program
    2015-16: Julie Tigani, Admissions Coordinator, Graduate Program
    2014-15: Cathy Boatin, Undergraduate Student Services Transfer Specialist
    2013-14: Odell McGlothian III, Desktop Support Specialist Senior, Information Technology Services

  • Team Player of the Year

    2018-19: Rita Agius, Internship Program Manager, Internship and Career Management Center
    2017-18: Tuere Wheeler, Assistant Director, Internship and Career Management Center
    2016-17: Adam Zehel, Marketing Communications Specialist, Dean's Office
    2015-16: Pamela Chmiel, Assistant to the Dean
    2014-15: Fabia Snage, Internship Coordinator
    2013-14: Christine Dunning, Administrative Specialist, Accounting & Finance

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